For its sixth year, the Sun Trust National Marathon will start and end at RFK stadium, with runners enjoying several Capitol Hill vistas. Race organizers are kind enough to map the route so that runners turn the corner right by my house, so I only have to walk a few feet to cheer people on. Don’t get me wrong, I love my runs down East Cap to the mall, but these legs start getting tired around mile 7 and go into full protest at mile 10. But I am perhaps one of the best race-day cheerleaders you’ll meet.
If you’re interested in more than professional-level cheering, the National Marathon is looking for volunteers. And, once again, they’ve made it easy for us. Next Thursday they’ll be hosting a volunteer social at H Street Country Club. Here are the details from the Greater Washington Sports Alliance:
NATIONAL MARATHON VOLUNTEERS SOCIAL!
H Street Country Club
1335 H Street, N.E.
Thursday, February 24th starting at 6pm
Very informal: Presentation for about 30-40 minutes regarding expectations, check-ins etc and allow opportunity for questions.
There will be an incentive to bring friends and get them signed up as well to volunteer. Gift Card Raffle for attendees who get friends to sign up and commit.
Light apps will be provided and there will be an open cash bar.